Hellena Sailas

Recycling of plastic waste into Eco-bricks

I grew up in the coastal community ,my parents are fisheries there are someday when my dad where complaining of ocean bad weather and lack of fish and once I asked dad why is that happen and he told me that he don’t know .I was curious to know the problem when I was in collage a got chance to read more about aquaculture I wanted to help my parents to get solution or to identify the problem and after studying many research I found that marine litters especially plastic waste
Arena Recycling Industry is a social business that committed to offer Eco-friendly building materials made from recycled plastic waste for construction of houses, pit latrines, water tanks and septic tanks, we ventured a polymer-sand technology to combat the environmental mitigation caused by plastic pollution while fabricating building materials to alleviate the poor sanitation and hygiene
Arena Recycling have created 20 indirect jobs and 7 direct jobs, through the whole process of collecting plastic waste from different source, sorting, segregating, crushing and the whole production of Eco-bricks, currently 70% of employees are women we intend to help women who are living less than 2$ per day. we have partnered with International organizations to construct primary toilet by using Eco-bricks made from recycled plastic waste
How to work with local government and community, How to write project proposal I have learned also how to manage fund
Started Ended
Number of participants
430
Service hours
2987640
Beneficiaries
4500
Location
United Republic of Tanzania
Topics
Responsible consumption
Entrepreneurship
Nature and Biodiversity
Initiatives
Environment and Sustainability
Skills for LIfe